Monday, September 28, 2009

Obama at the Black Caucus

Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

President Barack Obama and wife Michelle attended the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Phoenix Awards Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
Michelle Obama wore a black cocktail dress by Jason Wu, the same designer who crafted her dress for the inaugural ball.

President Obama spoke on the need for urgency on health care reform. He cited the fight's star dating way back to the era of Teddy Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. He also discussed the effects on different communities and the economic disparities between blacks and whites and the access to health care that results, or lack thereof.

"I know there are voices out there telling us we're moving too fast when it comes to health insurance reform," President Obama said. "They're telling us to slow down. They're telling us to wait."
"There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over," Obama told the cheering crowd." There comes a time to remember the fierce urgency of right now. Now's the time," the president said.

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